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Home > Success Center > Log & Event Manager (LEM) > SolarWinds LEM 6.3 User Guide > Manage view in the LEM console > Appliances view

Appliances view

Click Manage > Appliances to add, configure, and maintain each virtual appliance monitored by the LEM.

Appliances can include:

  • Managers
  • Database servers
  • Logging servers
  • Network sensors
  • nDepth servers

The Appliances view focuses on managers, even though other appliances may appear in your appliance list. After you locate manager, use this view to:

  • Connect and disconnect from a manger
  • Add manager agents
  • Configure rules, policies, and network security connectors that apply to each manager

    Commands in the Appliances view can take a while to execute, because they must remotely access the Manager or network appliance.

If you add two or more mangers, use a unique hostname for each manager to ensure proper event flow and console function. SolarWinds recommends giving each manager its own unique name before you add the manager to your LEM.

The following table describes the key features of the Manage > Appliances view.

Name Description

Appliances grid

Display managers and other network appliances monitored by the LEM appliance.


Adds a new manager or network appliance to the console.


Displays a drop-down menu to copy, import, or export user settings. You can copy grid information about your manager and paste it to a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet for analysis or to the Remote Agent installer for updates.

Appliances grid

The following table describes the columns and selections in the Appliances grid.

Column Description

Displays a list of commands you can perform on the appliance.

When you select a manager in the grid, use Logout, Configure, and Connectors for connecting products to the appliance. Select Policy for assigning an event distribution policy.


Displays the connection status of the appliance.

File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/LEMUserGuide_MT/080/010/Icon-Connected.jpg indicates connected and logged in.

File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/LEMUserGuide_MT/080/010/Icon-Disconnected.jpg indicates disconnected and logged off.


Displays the name of the manager or appliance.


Describes the type of appliance as a manager, database, logging server, or network sensor.


Displays the LEM manager software version.


Displays the manager platform name. The platform can be Trigeo SIM, VMware vSphere, or Microsoft HyperV.

IP Address

Displays the IP??address of the manager or appliance.


Displays the port number used by the console to communicate with the manager, network appliance, or database.

Connectors Update Enabled Indicates whether the appliance connectors are configured for automatic updates. If the icon is green, LEM is set up to automatically update whenever SolarWinds updates a connector. If the icon is gray, automatic connector updates are inactive and must be turned on for automatic connector updates.


Displays the user currently logged on to the manager.

To automatically apply connector updates and manually apply individual connector updates, use the Connector Updates menu at the top right of the Appliance grid.

Details Pane

The Details pane displays essential information about an appliance, including the name, connection status, and IP address.

To view appliance details:

  1. Click Manage > Appliances.
  2. Log into your manager.
  3. Select a manager or appliance in the Appliance grid.
  4. Review the Details pane properties.

The Details pane displays information about your selected manager or appliance.

Field Description
Platform Displays the name of the Manager platform (Trigeo SIM, VMware vSphere, or Microsoft HyperV).
CPU Reservation Displays the CPU space reservation. Reserving CPU space ensures you have adequate resources available for the allocated CPUs.
Number of CPUs Displays the number of CPUs allocated to this manager.
Memory Allocation Displays the amount of memory allocated to the manager.
Memory Reservation Displays the amount of memory reserved for this system. Reserving memory ensures enough system memory is available when needed.


Displays the manager or appliance connection status.


Displays the manager or appliance name.


Displays the appliance type: Manager, Database Server, nDepth, Logging Server, or Network Sensor.


Displays the manager software version.

IP Address

Displays the manager or appliance IP address.


Displays the port number used by the console to communicate with the manager or appliance.

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16:12, 27 Jan 2017